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Shaftesbury Team Ministry
Team Livestream Service
www.facebook.com/ShaftesburyCofE
6pm, 20th September 2020
15th Sunday after Trinity

The Gathering

Preparation
O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.

Hymn
Abide with me; fast falls the eventide; the darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide! when other helpers fail, and comforts flee, help of the helpless, O abide with me.
Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day; earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass away; change and decay in all around I see; O thou who changest not, abide with me.
I need thy presence every passing hour; what but thy grace can foil the tempter's power? who like thyself my guide and stay can be? through cloud and sunshine, O abide with me.
I fear no foe with thee at hand to bless; ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness. Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory? I triumph still, if thou abide with me.
Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes; shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies: Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee; in life, in death, O Lord, abide with me!

This opening prayer may be said
That this evening may be holy, good and peaceful,
let us pray with one heart and mind.
Silence is kept.
As our evening prayer rises before you, O God,
so may your mercy come down upon us
to cleanse our hearts
and set us free to sing your praise
now and for ever. Amen.

The Word of God

Psalm 145.1-8
1 I will exalt you, O God my King, ♦ and bless your name for ever and ever.
2 Every day will I bless you ♦ and praise your name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord and highly to be praised; ♦ his greatness is beyond all searching out.
4 One generation shall praise your works to another ♦ and declare your mighty acts.
5 They shall speak of the majesty of your glory, ♦ and I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
6 They shall speak of the might of your marvellous acts, ♦ and I will also tell of your greatness.
7 They shall pour forth the story of your abundant kindness ♦ and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
8 The Lord is gracious and merciful, ♦ long-suffering and of great goodness.
Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

Jonah 3.10 – 4.11
When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it. But this was very displeasing to Jonah, and he became angry. He prayed to the Lord and said, ‘O Lord! Is not this what I said while I was still in my own country? That is why I fled to Tarshish at the beginning; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and ready to relent from punishing. And now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.’ And the Lord said, ‘Is it right for you to be angry?’ Then Jonah went out of the city and sat down east of the city, and made a booth for himself there. He sat under it in the shade, waiting to see what would become of the city.
The Lord God appointed a bush, and made it come up over Jonah, to give shade over his head, to save him from his discomfort; so Jonah was very happy about the bush. But when dawn came up the next day, God appointed a worm that attacked the bush, so that it withered. When the sun rose, God prepared a sultry east wind, and the sun beat down
on the head of Jonah so that he was faint and asked that he might die. He said, ‘It is better for me to die than to live.’ But God said to Jonah, ‘Is it right for you to be angry about the bush?’ And he said, ‘Yes, angry enough to die.’ Then the Lord said, ‘You are concerned about the bush, for which you did not labour and which you did not grow; it came into being in a night and perished in a night. And should I not be concerned about Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who do not know their right hand from their left, and also many animals?’
This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Philippians 1.21-30
For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labour for me; and I do not know which I prefer. I am hard pressed between the two: my desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better; but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you. Since I am convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in faith, so that I may share abundantly in your boasting in Christ Jesus when I come to you again.
Only, live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see you or am absent and hear about you, I will know that you are standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side with one mind for the faith of the gospel, and are in no way intimidated by your opponents. For them this is evidence of their destruction, but of your salvation. And this is God’s doing. For he has graciously granted you the privilege not only of believing in Christ, but of suffering for him as well— since you are having the same struggle that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.
This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Canticle – A Song of the Lamb
Let us rejoice and exult
and give glory and homage to our God. Alleluia.
1 Salvation and glory and power belong to our God, ♦ whose judgements are true and just.
2 Praise our God, all you his servants, ♦ all who fear him, both small and great.
3 The Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns: ♦ let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory.
4 For the marriage of the Lamb has come ♦ and his bride has made herself ready.
5 Blessed are those who are invited ♦ to the wedding banquet of the Lamb.
Revelation 19.1b, 2a, 5b, 6b, 7, 9b
To the One who sits on the
throne and to the Lamb ♦
be blessing and honour and glory and might,
for ever and ever. Amen.
Let us rejoice and exult
and give glory and homage to our God. Alleluia.

Matthew 20.1-16
‘For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire labourers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the labourers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the market-place; and he said to them, “You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.” So they went. When he went out again about noon and about three o’clock, he did the same. And about five o’clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, “Why are you standing here idle all day?” They said to him, “Because no one has hired us.” He said to them, “You also go into the vineyard.” When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, “Call the labourers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.” When those hired about five o’clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage. Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage. And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, saying, “These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.” But he replied to one of them, “Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?” So the last will be first, and the first will be last.’
This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Responsory
The Lord is my light and my salvation;
the Lord is the strength of my life.
The Lord is my light and my salvation; the Lord is the strength of my life.
The light shines in the darkness
and the darkness has not overcome it.
The Lord is the strength of my life.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit.
The Lord is my light and my salvation;
the Lord is the strength of my life.
from Psalm 27 and John 1

Gospel Canticle
You have done great things, O God,
and holy is your name.
1 My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour; ♦
he has looked with favour on his lowly servant.
2 From this day all generations
will call me blessed; ♦
the Almighty has done great things for me
and holy is his name.
3 He has mercy on those who fear him, ♦
from generation to generation.
4 He has shown strength with his arm ♦
and has scattered the proud in their conceit,
5 Casting down the mighty from their thrones ♦
and lifting up the lowly.
6 He has filled the hungry with good things ♦
and sent the rich away empty.
7 He has come to the aid of his servant Israel, ♦
to remember his promise of mercy,
8 The promise made to our ancestors, ♦
to Abraham and his children for ever.
Luke 1.46-55
Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.
You have done great things, O God,
and holy is your name.

Sermon

Prayers
These responses may be used
Lord, in your mercy
hear our prayer

And at the end:
Merciful Father,
accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Silence may be kept.
The Collect of the day is said
God, who in generous mercy
sent the Holy Spirit upon your Church
in the burning fire of your love:
grant that your people
may be fervent in the fellowship of the gospel
that, always abiding in you,
they may be found steadfast in faith
and active in service;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer
Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

The Conclusion
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,
be with us all evermore.
Amen.
Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia.
Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.

© The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2000-2005 The Bible readings (other than the psalms) are from The New Revised Standard Version
Anglicized Edition, copyright 1989, 1995 Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

Shaftesbury Team Ministry

Team Livestream Service

www.facebook.com/ShaftesburyCofE

6pm, 13th September 2020

14th Sunday after Trinity

 

 

 

The Gathering

Preparation

O God, make speed to save us.

O Lord, make haste to help us.

 

Hymn

Dear Lord and Father of mankind,

forgive our foolish ways;

re-clothe us in our rightful mind,

in purer lives thy service find,

in deeper reverence praise.

 

In simple trust like theirs who heard,

beside the Syrian sea,

the gracious calling of the Lord,

let us, like them, without a word

rise up and follow thee.

 

O Sabbath rest by Galilee!

O calm of hills above,

where Jesus knelt to share with thee

the silence of eternity,

interpreted by love!

 

Drop thy still dews of quietness,

till all our strivings cease;

take from our souls the strain and stress,

and let our ordered lives confess

the beauty of thy peace.

 

Breathe through the heats of our desire

thy coolness and thy balm;

let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;

speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire,

O still small voice of calm.

John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)

 

This opening prayer may be said

That this evening may be holy, good and peaceful,

let us pray with one heart and mind.

 

Silence is kept.

 

As our evening prayer rises before you, O God,

so may your mercy come down upon us

to cleanse our hearts

and set us free to sing your praise

now and for ever.

Amen.

 

The Word of God

 

Psalm 103:1-13

1    Bless the Lord, O my soul,  ♦

and all that is within me bless his holy name.

2    Bless the Lord, O my soul,  ♦

and forget not all his benefits;

3    Who forgives all your sins  ♦

and heals all your infirmities;

4    Who redeems your life from the Pit  ♦

and crowns you with faithful love and compassion;

5    Who satisfies you with good things,  ♦

so that your youth is renewed like an eagle’s.

6    The Lord executes righteousness  ♦

and judgement for all who are oppressed.

7    He made his ways known to Moses  ♦

and his works to the children of Israel.

8    The Lord is full of compassion and mercy,  ♦

slow to anger and of great kindness.

9    He will not always accuse us,  ♦

neither will he keep his anger for ever.

10  He has not dealt with us according to our sins,  ♦

nor rewarded us according to our wickedness.

11  For as the heavens are high above the earth,  ♦

so great is his mercy upon those who fear him.

12  As far as the east is from the west,  ♦

so far has he set our sins from us.

13  As a father has compassion on his children,  ♦

so is the Lord merciful towards those who fear him.

 

Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be for ever. Amen.

 

Genesis 50.15-21

Realizing that their father was dead, Joseph’s brothers said, ‘What if Joseph still bears a grudge against us and pays us back in full for all the wrong that we did to him?’ So they approached Joseph, saying, ‘Your father gave this instruction before he died, “Say to Joseph: I beg you, forgive the crime of your brothers and the wrong they did in harming you.” Now therefore please forgive the crime of the servants of the God of your father.’ Joseph wept when they spoke to him. Then his brothers also wept, fell down before him, and said, ‘We are here as your slaves.’ But Joseph said to them, ‘Do not be afraid! Am I in the place of God? Even though you intended to do harm to me, God intended it for good, in order to preserve a numerous people, as he is doing today. So have no fear; I myself will provide for you and your little ones.’ In this way he reassured them, speaking kindly to them.

 

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Romans 14.1-12

Welcome those who are weak in faith, but not for the purpose of quarrelling over opinions. Some believe in eating anything, while the weak eat only vegetables. Those who eat must not despise those who abstain, and those who abstain must not pass judgement on those who eat; for God has welcomed them. Who are you to pass judgement on servants of another? It is before their own lord that they stand or fall. And they will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make them stand.

Some judge one day to be better than another, while others judge all days to be alike. Let all be fully convinced in their own minds. Those who observe the day, observe it in honour of the Lord. Also those who eat, eat in honour of the Lord, since they give thanks to God; while those who abstain, abstain in honour of the Lord and give thanks to God.

We do not live to ourselves, and we do not die to ourselves. If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and lived again, so that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.

Why do you pass judgement on your brother or sister? Or you, why do you despise your brother or sister? For we will all stand before the judgement seat of God. For it is written,

‘As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,

and every tongue shall give praise to God.’

So then, each of us will be accountable to God.

 

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Canticle – A Song of the Lamb

Let us rejoice and exult

and give glory and homage to our God. Alleluia.

 

1 Salvation and glory and power
belong to our God, ♦

whose judgements are true and just.

2 Praise our God, all you his servants, ♦

all who fear him, both small and great.

3 The Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns: ♦

let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory.

4 For the marriage of the Lamb has come ♦

and his bride has made herself ready.

5 Blessed are those who are invited ♦

to the wedding banquet of the Lamb.

Revelation 19.1b, 2a, 5b, 6b, 7, 9b

 

To the One who sits on the

throne and to the Lamb ♦

be blessing and honour and glory and might,

for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Let us rejoice and exult

and give glory and homage to our God. Alleluia.

 

Matthew 18. 21-35

Then Peter came and said to him, ‘Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.

‘For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. When he began the reckoning, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him; and, as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, together with his wife and children and all his possessions, and payment to be made. So the slave fell on his knees before him, saying, “Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.” And out of pity for him, the lord of that slave released him and forgave him the debt. But that same slave, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow-slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat, he said, “Pay what you owe.” Then his fellow-slave fell down and pleaded with him, “Have patience with me, and I will pay you.” But he refused; then he went and threw him into prison until he should pay the debt. When his fellow-slaves saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place. Then his lord summoned him and said to him, “You wicked slave! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. Should you not have had mercy on your fellow-slave, as I had mercy on you?” And in anger his lord handed him over to be tortured until he should pay his entire debt. So my heavenly Father will also do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother or sister from your heart.’

 

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Responsory

 

The Lord is my light and my salvation;

the Lord is the strength of my life.

The Lord is my light and my salvation;
the Lord is the strength of my life.

 

The light shines in the darkness

and the darkness has not overcome it.

The Lord is the strength of my life.

 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit.

The Lord is my light and my salvation;

the Lord is the strength of my life.

from Psalm 27 and John 1

 

Gospel Canticle

You have done great things, O God,

and holy is your name.

 

1 My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,

my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour; ♦

he has looked with favour on his lowly servant.

2 From this day all generations

will call me blessed; ♦

the Almighty has done great things for me

and holy is his name.

3 He has mercy on those who fear him, ♦

from generation to generation.

4 He has shown strength with his arm ♦

and has scattered the proud in their conceit,

5 Casting down the mighty from their thrones ♦

and lifting up the lowly.

6 He has filled the hungry with good things ♦

and sent the rich away empty.

7 He has come to the aid of his servant Israel, ♦

to remember his promise of mercy,

8 The promise made to our ancestors, ♦

to Abraham and his children for ever.

Luke 1.46-55

Glory to the Father
and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be for ever. Amen.

 

You have done great things, O God,

and holy is your name.

Sermon

Prayers

These responses may be used

Lord, in your mercy

hear our prayer

 

Silence may be kept.

The Collect of the day is said

Almighty God,

whose only Son has opened for us

a new and living way into your presence:

give us pure hearts and steadfast wills

to worship you in spirit and in truth;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

The Lord’s Prayer

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,

for ever and ever.

Amen.

 

The Conclusion

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

and the love of God,

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,

be with us all evermore.

Amen.

 

Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia.

Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.

 

© The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2000-2005 The Bible readings (other than the psalms) are from The New Revised Standard Version

Anglicized Edition, copyright 1989, 1995 Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.

Used by permission. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

Shaftesbury Team Ministry

Team Livestream Service

www.facebook.com/ShaftesburyCofE

6pm, 6th September 2020

13th Sunday after Trinity

The Gathering

 

Preparation

O God, make speed to save us.

O Lord, make haste to help us.

 

Come, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, ♦

you that by night stand in the house of the Lord.

 

Lift up your hands towards the sanctuary ♦

and bless the Lord.

 

The Lord who made heaven and earth ♦

give you blessing out of Zion.

Psalm 134

 

Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be for ever. Amen.

 

 

This opening prayer may be said

That this evening may be holy, good and peaceful,

let us pray with one heart and mind.

 

Silence is kept.

 

 

As our evening prayer rises before you, O God,

so may your mercy come down upon us

to cleanse our hearts

and set us free to sing your praise

now and for ever.

Amen.

 

The Word of God

 

Psalm 108

1 My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready; ♦

I will sing and give you praise.

 

2 Awake, my soul; awake, harp and lyre, ♦

that I may awaken the dawn.

 

3 I will give you thanks, O Lord, among the peoples; ♦

I will sing praise to you among the nations.

 

4 For your loving-kindness is as high as the heavens ♦

and your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.

 

5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens ♦

and your glory over all the earth.

 

6 That your beloved may be delivered, ♦

save us by your right hand and answer me.

 

7 God has spoken in his holiness: ♦

‘I will triumph and divide Shechem

and share out the valley of Succoth.

 

8 ‘Gilead is mine and Manasseh is mine; ♦

Ephraim is my helmet and Judah my sceptre.

 

9 ‘Moab shall be my washpot,

over Edom will I cast my sandal, ♦

across Philistia will I shout in triumph.’

 

10 Who will lead me into the strong city? ♦

Who will bring me into Edom?

 

11 Have you not cast us off, O God? ♦

Will you no longer go forth with our troops?

 

12 O grant us your help against the enemy, ♦

for earthly help is in vain.

 

13 Through God will we do great acts, ♦

for it is he that shall tread down our enemies.

 

Glory to the Father and

to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be for ever. Amen.

Romans 13:8-14

Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, ‘You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet’; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ Love does no wrong to a neighbour; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.

Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armour of light; let us live honourably as in the day, not in revelling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarrelling and jealousy. Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Canticle – A Song of the Lamb

Let us rejoice and exult

and give glory and homage to our God. Alleluia.

 

1 Salvation and glory and power
belong to our God, ♦

whose judgements are true and just.

 

2 Praise our God, all you his servants, ♦

all who fear him, both small and great.

 

3 The Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns: ♦

let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory.

 

4 For the marriage of the Lamb has come ♦

and his bride has made herself ready.

 

5 Blessed are those who are invited ♦

to the wedding banquet of the Lamb.

Revelation 19.1b, 2a, 5b, 6b, 7, 9b

 

To the One who sits on the

throne and to the Lamb ♦

be blessing and honour and glory and might,

for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Let us rejoice and exult

and give glory and homage to our God. Alleluia.

Matthew 18.15-20

‘If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If the member refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let such a one be to you as a Gentile and a tax-collector. Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.’

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

 

Responsory

 

The Lord is my light and my salvation;

the Lord is the strength of my life.

The Lord is my light

and my salvation;

 

the Lord is the strength of my life.

The light shines in the darkness

and the darkness has not overcome it.

The Lord is the strength

of my life.

 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit.

The Lord is my light

and my salvation;

the Lord is the strength of my life.

from Psalm 27 and John 1

 

 

Gospel Canticle

You have done great things, O God,

and holy is your name.

 

1 My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,

my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour; ♦

he has looked with favour on his lowly servant.

 

2 From this day all generations

will call me blessed; ♦

the Almighty has done great things for me

and holy is his name.

 

3 He has mercy on those who fear him, ♦

from generation to generation.

 

4 He has shown strength with his arm ♦

and has scattered the proud in their conceit,

 

5 Casting down the mighty from their thrones ♦

and lifting up the lowly.

 

6 He has filled the hungry with good things ♦

and sent the rich away empty.

 

7 He has come to the aid of his servant Israel, ♦

to remember his promise of mercy,

 

8 The promise made to our ancestors, ♦

to Abraham and his children for ever.

Luke 1.46-55

Glory to the Father
and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be for ever. Amen.

 

You have done great things, O God,

and holy is your name.

 

 

Sermon

 

 

Prayers

These responses may be used

Lord, in your mercy

hear our prayer

 

Silence may be kept.

The Collect of the day is said

Almighty God,
who called your Church to bear witness
that you were in Christ
reconciling the world to yourself:
help us to proclaim the good news of your love,
that all who hear it may be drawn to you;
through him who was lifted up on the cross,
and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

The Lord’s Prayer

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us

 

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,

for ever and ever.

Amen.

 

The Conclusion

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

and the love of God,

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,

be with us all evermore.

Amen.

 

Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia.

Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.

 

© The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2000-2005 The Bible readings (other than the psalms) are from The New Revised Standard Version

Anglicized Edition, copyright 1989, 1995 Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.

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